Social Conscious Safari-10 Days

Do you want to leave something behind when you on safari? Check out a Social Conscious Safari

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
Includes internal flights:
Length of safari:
10 days
Best months:
January - February, May - December
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
Cultural safaris Cultural Birding safaris Birding Self-drive safaris Self-drive
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The Social Conscious Safari offers a great balance meeting people from the local culture, visiting community based humanitarian projects, having game drives in Tanzania’s most popular national parks, doing recreational activities and having a cultural immersion experience with one of the last hunter gather tribes in the world.
The Social Conscious Safari exposes visitors to the needs of local peoples and to projects designed to help them become economically self-sufficient. Self-sufficiency empowers local community members access quality health care, education and lower their unemployment rates. As a result of global warming, land dependent rural communities that require productive land see their lands shrinking. They need new sources of income and learn new skills. There are many reputable projects taking place in the Tanzania that are helping the local people do this. These programs are designed to maximize their positive impact on recipients without fostering dependency. In fact, they are designed to create economic independence.

The local people are learning how to create handcrafted jewelry and other items tourists’ purchase. Community based tourism is a win-win for both guests and hosts. Guests receive high quality and authentic non-staged experiences and the host community receives a direct economic benefit. In this way, community based initiatives enable the locals to become stakeholders in the lucrative tourism industry and in their own future.

Projects Zohar supports focus on economic development and gender equality. The projects you will visit on the Social Conscious Safari are the Agape Women’s Group Mulala and the Maasai Mkonoo Women’s Network. This will also be a cultural experience by getting to meet the local peoples in their daily environment. Additional colorful cultural experiences will be visiting a local coffee plantation and walking through the bush with a Maasai elder and medicine man who will give you a briefing about each medicine plants you pass.

DAY 1: Arrival – Kilimanjaro International Airport – Arusha City)

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), our representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel for an overnight stay. Your professional safari guide will brief you during dinner on various aspects of your itinerary.


Classic: Karama Lodge (Bed & Breakfast)

Deluxe: African Tulip/Lake Duluti Lodge (Bed & Breakfast)


DAY 2: Mkonoo Women Group Visit – Monduli Local Medicine Hiking – Arusha

Early breakfast, then depart to the Mkonoo Women Group located 20 min from Arusha Town. The Mkonoo Women Group was formed to support Maasai women earn an outside income. Whereas Maasai men herd and slaughter cows based on the Maasai division of labor, women need to locate other forms of income. The Mkonoo Women Group is supported by different organizations. Among the activities visitors can do is beading, making other handcrafted ornaments, milking cows, building a manyatta (igloo-like Maaasai homes) and collecting firewood.


After lunch, we will drive for 1.5hrs to Monduli for the hiking adventure while learning different local medicines that Maasai use to cure different diseases. You will be escorted by a professional Maasai medicine man that will give briefing about each medicine plant you come across.


Later in the evening, you drive back to Arusha for evening

Classic: Karama Lodge (Half Board)

Deluxe: African Tulip/Lake Duluti Lodge (Half Board)


DAY 3: Arusha City – Mto Wa Mbu Biking Excursion – Manyara National Park

You will depart early to Lake Manyara National Park for biking excursion in Mto Wa Mbu village followed by hot local lunch. After lunch, we will proceed to Manyara NP for game drive. The park is green throughout the year because of its underground water sources. Its verdant color attracts hundreds of spectacular varieties of migratory and wetland birds flying overhead. It also attracts huge populations of flamingos because its shallow alkaline-saline (salt) soda lake creates an ideal environment for microorganisms to grow that flamingos’ feed upon. Manyara’s natural habitat also includes large troops of baboons, velvet monkeys, blue monkeys, and tree climbing lions, hippos, giraffes, zebras, buffalos, warthogs, impalas, Thomson-gazelles, and Grant gazelles. Leopards, cheetahs, rock/tree hyrax, kudus, elands, bushbucks, waterbucks, and dik-diks also live in this park.

If you are not interested in biking you can choose one of the activities below;


  • Forest Hike (2.5 to 3hrs)
  • Nature Walk (1hr to 1.5hrs)
  • Village Walk (2.5 to 3hrs)
  • Lake Manyara Canoeing (weather permitting (2.5 to 3hrs)


Late in the evening drive further to Karatu for evening leisure and hot dinner.

Classic: Karatu Country Lodge/ Ngorongoro Farm House(3 Meals)

Deluxe: Ngorongoro Exploreans/Gibbs Farm (3 Meals)


DAY 4: Karatu – Lake Eyasi

Depart for cultural visit with the Hadzabe Bushmen, one of the most remote and last hunter-gatherer tribes on earth. We participate in various interactive daily activities with the Hadzabe, including bush trek, hunting, honey gathering, baobab fruit foraging, tribal chanting, dancing and sitting around their daily campfires. Time spent with the Hadzabe Bushmen, as with other cultural groups visited, is not choreographed in a specific way. We just join in whatever they are doing during their day. Things need to stay flexible because, if game is near, the Hadzabe dash off into the bush for it and we join them. In the late afternoon, we join the Datoga tribe, another well preserved traditional tribe in the Lake Eyasi area, and participate in whatever they are doing, such as making yogurt in a calabash, milking cows, making butter and joining their traditional dances.


Later in the evening, drive to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Classic: Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge (3 Meals)

Deluxe: KisimaNgeda Tented Camp (3 Meals)


DAY 5: Lake Eyasi – Olduvai Gorge – Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, you depart to theSerengeti plains by way of the lush Ngorongoro Crater Highlands where fertile soils grow crops such as wheat, corn and coffee. En route to the Serengeti, you will visit Olduvai Gorge where the famous archaeologists Louis and Mary Leakey discovered evidence of the oldest prehistoric human civilization and a human skull dating back 1.8 million years ago. There is also a small museum that documents their work. If you would prefer not visiting Olduvai Gorge, your game drive will be extended in the Serengeti Plain.

Afterwards, you will proceed further into to the Serengeti plains. The name “Serengeti” comes from the Maasai word siringitu, meaning “endless plains”. You will see why once you see its ocean of grassland savannas stretching to the horizon as far as your eye can see. The Serengeti ecosystem is one of the oldest and most well preserved on earth. The essential features of climate, vegetation, fauna and flora have barely changed over the past million years. The patterns of life, death, adaptation and migration are as old as the hills themselves.


Classic: Kati Kati Tented Camp (3Meals)

Deluxe: Serengeti Serena Lodge/LemalaEwanjani Camp (3Meals)


DAY 6: Serengeti NP

Before breakfast, we depart for an early morning game drive and return later to the lodge for hot breakfast. After enjoying the leisurely morning, we depart with picnic lunch for a full day game drive.

The Serengeti plains are only interrupted by the Kopjes, bizarre rock formations formed by the weathering of granite outcrops. This is often where leopards and the other big cats can be found. This is where you will most likely have the opportunity to view these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. We arrive at the camp for evening leisure and hot dinner.


Classic:Kati Kati Tented Camp (3Meals)

Luxury: Serengeti Serena Lodge/LemalaEwanjani Camp (3Meals)


DAY 7: Serengeti NP – Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, we drive to the Ngorongoro Crater and descend into it for a full day of game viewing. Ngorongoro Crater was formed over 3 million years ago. It is inhabited by a unique ecosystem inhabited by more than 25,000 animals. In the grass steppes and Acacia forest you will find almost every type of animal from the East African savanna. The Big Five (rhino, elephant, Cape buffalo, lion, leopard) and most of the animal species found in the Serengeti, including zebra, hippos, wildebeest, and cheetahs, can be viewed close up.


The Ngorongoro Crater ecosystem maintains the historic balance between people and nature in a way that is not possible in other parks.


Later in the evening drive back to Karatu for evening leisure and hot dinner.

Classic:Ngorongoro Farm House/Karatu Country Lodge (3 Meals)

Deluxe: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge/Ngorongoro Crater Lodge (3 Meals)


DAY 8: Elephant Cave and Endoro falls hiking Adventure – Arusha Local Market Tour

After breakfast, you depart to for your hiking adventure through the elephant caves to Endoro falls. Later in the afternoon, you return to the lodge for hot lunch before proceeding to Arusha for your local market tour.


Classic:Karama Lodge (Half Board)

Deluxe:African Tulip/Lake Duluti Lodge (Half Board)


DAY 9: Agape Women Group Visit

After breakfast, we depart to Mulalavillage located an hour from the city center to visit the Agape Women Group. The Agape Women’s organization was created as a way for local women to support themselves economically. During your visit you will have the opportunity to participate in various kinds of activities these women do to earn an income including making yogurt, designing handcrafted beadwork jewelry and making handcrafted leather bags. You can also help in their school construction and painting and / or carrying building materials from one place to another.

In the afternoon, you will enjoy a local lunch followed by a coffee plantation tour or forest walk. Later in the evening, you drive back to Arusha for evening leisure and hot dinner.


  Classic: Karama Lodge (Half Board)

Deluxe: African Tulip/Lake Duluti Lodge (Half Board)


DAY 10: Arusha – Kilimanjaro International Airport

Our representative will be there to pick you and transfer you to the airport at the specified time for your international flight back home.


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